I opened my Firefox Browser earlier today and then got a popup screen saying that my Adobe flash needed to be updated. I click to update, but then when I tried to open the download file I received a Warning message stating that that specific file is not downloaded very often and may be a "P.U.P" do you want to continue? I clicked "yes" I did not take notice what the exact file name was at that time. It did not load up as it normally does. I assumed it failed to load which happened before. So I clicked to download again got the same warning message, and then notice that the file name was a little odd after I clicked to open the download. What do I mean by "odd"? Well it was NOT from Adobe like it normally would be! So I tried to cancel or stop the download, but was unable to. That is when my problems began! After the "Program" loaded up, the program "Windows Shell" crashed and was forced to closed. Then my Firefox web browser went crazy!! It started to load up multiple times when I went to close it!!! So I was forced to restart my computer.
What have I done since then? I closed my web browser but it said my web browser was open, so I clicked to close it again from the pop up box, then I tried to run Microsoft Security Essentials and it froze up after running to a certain point. So I restarted my computer and then updated and ran SUPERAntiSpyware Free after a new version was updated. I closed my web browser, but it said my web browser was open. So I clicked to close it again from the little pop up box. Then ran SUPERAntiSpyware Free The only things that showed up were Cookies.
I have not ran any other scans as of yet.
Please NOTE: I am going in the hospital tomorrow morning April 26, 2016 for back surgery and will be in for at least 3 to 5 days and probably will not be able to be on my computer for at least a week or 2 after that, depending on how I am feeling.
So why then ask for help now? Because it just happened and I want to try and find out if I have anything bad on my computer!